A WHILE BACK I read a book that was as poignant as it was scary. It is called A Deadly Wandering: A Tale of Tragedy and Redemption in the Age of Attention, by Matt Richtel.
I mentioned it at the time because of the high volume of drivers busted driving and texting at the time. I am picking up the topic again because somehow the issue of distracted driving does not seem to go away.
How could it? The people at the other end are doing their best to keep our attention hooked to the devices through whatever pings and screen traps necessary.
And yet, as easy as it is to put the blame on that, we ought to remind ourselves that we are responsible to put the phone out of sight — and mind — while driving. Many don’t.